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Topic: Transatlantic recording now. New album 2014
Posted By: darkshade
Subject: Transatlantic recording now. New album 2014
Date Posted: March 12 2013 at 14:13
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On March 10, 2013, Pete Trewavas announced at the Marillion Weekend Convention in Port Zélande, the Netherlands, that he would be going to Nashville in the Summer to record new material with Transatlantic.


From Wikipedia.......


***UPDATE*** 05/20/2013
Originally posted by Mike Portnoy Mike Portnoy wrote:


Transatlantic 4 Sessions begin today...New album in 2014!! Can't wait to see what we come up with this time! Let the Prog flow....



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Posted By: Ajay
Date Posted: March 12 2013 at 15:07


Posted By: zeqexes
Date Posted: March 12 2013 at 15:22
Yay!

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: March 12 2013 at 15:37
Good news. 

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Posted By: Anthony
Date Posted: March 12 2013 at 15:42
So... what will they do this time? One song spread over three discs? Tongue Whatever it is, it will be great! Smile

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: March 12 2013 at 15:44
Great news !!  Count me in - hopefully this comes in another 3 LP set to indulge in Thumbs Up .......


Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: March 12 2013 at 15:57


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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: March 12 2013 at 16:48
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Great news !!  Count me in - hopefully this comes in another 3 LP set to indulge in Thumbs Up .......
 
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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: March 12 2013 at 19:29
I really loved The Whirlwind, so I'm hoping they'll come with something excellent once again.


Posted By: AlexDOM
Date Posted: March 12 2013 at 21:35
The Mothership continues its journey, amazing that it survived the mightly Whirlwind...


Posted By: Morsenator
Date Posted: March 13 2013 at 05:47

Awwww yeah! Cool Thumbs Up Hug Bowdown



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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: March 13 2013 at 13:58
Originally posted by AlexDOM AlexDOM wrote:

The Mothership continues its journey, amazing that it survived the mightly Whirlwind...


Thumbs Up


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Posted By: mayod1
Date Posted: March 13 2013 at 19:04
I would also like to see Neal Morse rejoin Spocks Beard in 2014, but if its anything like the Whirlwind, it will be great.


Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: March 13 2013 at 19:13
Mayod, pretty sure Neal had a hand in the writing of some of the tracks on the new Spock's Beard album? Closest we'll get to having hime properly back for now, I guess!


Posted By: npjnpj
Date Posted: March 14 2013 at 03:38
I'm sure that'll be just preachy.  Sorry.: peachy.
T1 und T2 were ok, I quite enjoyed them, but Whirlwind just laid it on too thick. Morse on a God rampage again.


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Posted By: AlexDOM
Date Posted: March 14 2013 at 09:15
I like when Mr. Morse goes on a God rampage!


Posted By: garyrocks
Date Posted: March 16 2013 at 02:56
this is great news. lets hope that it is better than whirlwind. that would be awesome.


Posted By: AlexDOM
Date Posted: March 16 2013 at 12:38
Originally posted by garyrocks garyrocks wrote:

this is great news. lets hope that it is better than whirlwind. that would be awesome.

If they can create something better than that, I don't know what I'd do. I think I would  probably spontaneously combust and my body parts would be integrated into the Mothership. ha ha ha


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: March 16 2013 at 13:23
I wouldn't mind if they did something like The Flower Kings' "Unfold the Future". A double album with a big epic on each disc and shorter songs in between.

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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: March 16 2013 at 15:46
Originally posted by AlexDOM AlexDOM wrote:


Originally posted by garyrocks garyrocks wrote:

this is great news. lets hope that it is better than whirlwind. that would be awesome.

If they can create something better than that, I don't know what I'd do. I think I would  probably spontaneously combust and my body parts when be integrated into the M<span style="line-height: 1.2;">othership. ha ha ha</span>


Well said.


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: March 18 2013 at 19:42
Here's an interview with both Neal and Roine, and they talk about the recent NM/TFK/TA tour, Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings (and more confirmation of a new TFK album), and the past and future of Transatlantic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mPY38CDWfVI" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mPY38CDWfVI


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Posted By: Harry Hood
Date Posted: March 21 2013 at 23:27
Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

I wouldn't mind if they did something like The Flower Kings' "Unfold the Future". A double album with a big epic on each disc and shorter songs in between.

I could see this working, but only if they get Don Azzaro as the producer.


Posted By: maani
Date Posted: April 26 2013 at 23:13
Neal Morse has confirmed Pete Trewavas' statement earlier this year that Transatlantic will be going into the studio at the end of the Morse/Flower Kings tour early this Summer.  This has also been confirmed by a friend of mine who is a close friend of Neal's.  So...by year's end (or maybe early 2014), we will have another album by Morse, Portnoy, Stolt and Trewavas!  Bravo!


Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: April 26 2013 at 23:48
Excellent!

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: April 27 2013 at 00:12
Now this will be exciting...............


Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: April 27 2013 at 00:16
I'm definitely in for a listen. Transatlantic are a terrific supergroup of prog. Almost as good as ARENA. ;)

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Posted By: zeqexes
Date Posted: April 27 2013 at 00:47
Indeed, they're a great band. Hopefully the new album will be great too

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Posted By: AlexDOM
Date Posted: April 27 2013 at 09:24
Come Mothership... Come...


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: May 20 2013 at 17:26
Big news today!!!
Originally posted by Mike Portnoy Mike Portnoy wrote:


Transatlantic 4 Sessions begin today...New album in 2014!! Can't wait to see what we come up with this time! Let the Prog flow....



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Posted By: infandous
Date Posted: May 21 2013 at 08:48
2014 seems like a long wait if they are starting recording now.  Are they planning to spend more time than usual on it maybe?

In any case, I'll be interested to see what they come up with.

As far as Neal's "God bothering", I thought Whirlwind was quite tame compared to his solo albums (except for the final section).  It is what it is, and I can't fault the man for writing about what gives the most meaning to his life........even if I look at things differently.


Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: May 21 2013 at 22:29
^ does seem like a long wait for something that you know is gonna be awesome.


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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: May 22 2013 at 08:41
Don't believe it 'til you seen it? Well here you go.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BK0NlVpCEAAPc_Q.jpg:large


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Posted By: Jim Garten
Date Posted: May 22 2013 at 11:24
Excited?

Me?

Ooh! I think I wet'em

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: May 22 2013 at 12:25
Heres a pic of  the  new sessions from Portnoy's FB page






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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: May 22 2013 at 20:14
Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

Don't believe it 'til you seen it? Well here you go.https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BK0NlVpCEAAPc_Q.jpg:large



Nice studio. :)

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Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: May 22 2013 at 20:26
Damn....just went from six to midnight over this!

Gorgeous studio, and four outstanding inspiring progressive musicians at the top of their game recording more musical gold. Bring it.


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: May 22 2013 at 22:34
At least this confirms that Daniel Gildenlow will not be part of he writing process, as some were hoping this time around.

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Posted By: King Crimson776
Date Posted: May 22 2013 at 22:50
Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

At least this confirms that Daniel Gildenlow will not be part of he writing process, as some were hoping this time around.

Oh thank f**k... hahaha.


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Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: May 22 2013 at 23:38
Originally posted by King Crimson776 King Crimson776 wrote:


Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

At least this confirms that Daniel Gildenlow will not be part of he writing process, as some were hoping this time around.


Oh thank f**k... hahaha.

Heh, poor guy! I would glare daggers at him everytime he came on screen during the first 'Whirld-Wind' tour dvd!


Posted By: Kati
Date Posted: May 22 2013 at 23:58
Oh wow this is news AND NEW for me!!!!!!! wheeeeeehiiiiii yeah yay!!! bounce bounce happy bounce!!!

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Posted By: Kati
Date Posted: May 23 2013 at 00:01
Cooee concerning the above, I love Daniel Gildenlow, besides being multi-instrumentalist and being so talented he has 4 octave vocals which is very rare too. I love him!!!

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Posted By: Kati
Date Posted: May 23 2013 at 00:03
Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:

Cooee concerning the above, I love Daniel Gildenlow, besides being multi-instrumentalist and being so talented he has 4 octave vocals which is very rare too. I love him!!!

The prove that I like him is that I live in Africa yet went in 2011 to Sweden just to see him perform live, thus yeah!!! and yay :)

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Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: May 23 2013 at 01:08
Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:

Cooee concerning the above, I love Daniel Gildenlow, besides being multi-instrumentalist and being so talented he has 4 octave vocals which is very rare too. I love him!!!

Hey Sonia, good to see you!
Sorry, I know my shot at Daniel was a little cheap!
I'm not a big fan, but I can totally understand why he'd appeal to women, so carry on!


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: May 23 2013 at 19:38
Some more updates from Mike Portnoy's twitter:

TA4 Sessions - Day #3 We already have 1 epic in the bag...hard at work on the next!

and

I just wrote some pretty crazy accents to a new section & the guys are writing around em...
check out the chart
---> http://t.co/52fmfAat08" rel="nofollow - pic.twitter.com/52fmfAat08


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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: May 23 2013 at 23:38
Originally posted by King Crimson776 King Crimson776 wrote:


Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

At least this confirms that Daniel Gildenlow will not be part of he writing process, as some were hoping this time around.


Oh thank f**k... hahaha.


Have to agree. Not sure Gildenlow would fit here for me. I'm still getting used to his voice. I still do not own any pain of salvation albums because of this. I heard his voice on AYREON's 0011010110 album and did not really dig his chops, especially on beneath the waves.

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Posted By: Morsenator
Date Posted: May 24 2013 at 02:57
What can you say.. the best band ever imho bringing up yet another bunch of epic stuff. What else would you ask for? I sure hope they'd come to Finland this time if they tour, it would be a dream come true to catch them live. And getting an epic ready in less than three days.. just.. lol. Big smile Especially since in TA's case it probably means something 25+ minutes.

I adore DG's voice, although I'm not that much a fan of Pain of Salvation he sounds great in there (and in Flower Kings and TA live too, of course).


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Posted By: terryl
Date Posted: May 28 2013 at 21:47
i always think transatlantic is supposed to have 2 from America and 2 from Europe. Adding Gildenlow as a sort of 'real' member would be nice but unfortunately will tip the perfect balance.

Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

I just wrote some pretty crazy accents to a new section & the guys are writing around em...
check out the chart
---> http://t.co/52fmfAat08" rel="nofollow - pic.twitter.com/52fmfAat08


can any musicians here explain what that MP accent are supposed to mean? They dont look like chord progression but are they riff patterns?


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Posted By: Morsenator
Date Posted: May 29 2013 at 02:15
Originally posted by terryl terryl wrote:

i always think transatlantic is supposed to have 2 from America and 2 from Europe. Adding Gildenlow as a sort of 'real' member would be nice but unfortunately will tip the perfect balance.

Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

I just wrote some pretty crazy accents to a new section & the guys are writing around em...
check out the chart
---> http://t.co/52fmfAat08" rel="nofollow - pic.twitter.com/52fmfAat08


can any musicians here explain what that MP accent are supposed to mean? They dont look like chord progression but are they riff patterns?

Rhytm patterns meaning time signature changes. I assume the numbers 1), 2) etc. mean sections as for changing the "riff", or in this case drum comp since Portnoy has most likely written for just the drums here (as for "the guys are writing around em"). The story doesn't tell whether the tempo changes with the sections as well or remains consistent. Anyway, seems promising Tongue


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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: May 29 2013 at 18:53
Originally posted by terryl terryl wrote:


i always think transatlantic is supposed to have 2 from America and 2
from Europe. Adding Gildenlow as a sort of 'real' member would be nice
but unfortunately will tip the perfect balance.
Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

I just wrote some pretty crazy accents to a new section & the guys are writing around em...check out the chart ---> http://t.co/52fmfAat08" rel="nofollow - pic.twitter.com/52fmfAat08

can any musicians here explain what that MP accent are supposed to mean? They dont look like chord progression but are they riff patterns?


Oh, but USA is just one country, while Europe is a whole continent, so as a matter of fact, having one more member from Europe wouldn't really harm. Now, they would only need one more member from UK. Or perhaps, one member from another american country, I don't know. Besides, I believe Daniel should be a better singer than any of the official member on Transatlantic, so he couldn't harm the band (unfortunatley, I really haven't heard much Pain of Salvation, so I may be wrong... still, I'm already waiting for my first PoS album to arrive, so I may comment on this again later on).


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 03:27
I hope I'm wrong but I'm not expecting much from them anymore, just some other hyper-formulaic epics. I still consider Bridge Across Forever their best work.


Posted By: doctorphil
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 03:31
Just posted by MP on Facebook

The TA4 Sessions went splendidly fantastic! (I think I've been hanging around Pete too much these past weeks...haha!) I won't disclose any details, but I will say the album is about 75 mins long and has 5 songs (2 Epics & 3 "normal" length) and we also recorded 8 Covers for a Bonus Disc as well! Release is expected for the beginning of 2014...more info to come later in the year...

Can't wait
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Posted By: terryl
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 04:20
Originally posted by doctorphil doctorphil wrote:

Just posted by MP on Facebook

.... the album is about 75 mins long and has 5 songs (2 Epics & 3 "normal" length) and we also recorded 8 Covers for a Bonus Disc as well!
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Sounds good. Been hoping they would drop the superlatively long epic for more solidly composed pieces.

Also hope they would drop the drones and noises like the ending of Stranger to your soul, a rock solid epic had they decided to remove the few minutes of crappy noise outtro.


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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 05:25
Transatlantic - 3 super-dooper albums for sure - can they do it again ???  Hoping and praying..........Bowdown
Oh yeah, 'SMPTe' is a fine cut above the other 2 - plain AMAZING, flawless, wouldn't change a thing etc. !!! 


Posted By: zeqexes
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 05:57
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Oh yeah, 'SMPTe' is a fine cut above the other 2 - plain AMAZING, flawless, wouldn't change a thing etc. !!! 

Agreed.


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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 08:01
I hope the "normal" length songs aren't just ballads, I'm hoping they're like Mystery Train, or that they're just as adventurous as the epics.


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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 12:23
Originally posted by Gerinski Gerinski wrote:

I hope I'm wrong but I'm not expecting much from them anymore, just some other hyper-formulaic epics. I still consider Bridge Across Forever their best work.


Could hyper-formulaic epic be translated into excessive guitar noodling or just plain musical masturbation??


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Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 12:49
Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Originally posted by Gerinski Gerinski wrote:

I hope I'm wrong but I'm not expecting much from them anymore, just some other hyper-formulaic epics. I still consider Bridge Across Forever their best work.


Could hyper-formulaic epic be translated into excessive guitar noodling or just plain musical masturbation??
Neither. I mean, Neal is a great musician but his sense of composition is stagnant for the last few years (since Sola Scriptura I would say), it's always more of the same. Roine's contribution could be felt a bit more in The Whirlwind but the album still carried Neal's stamp on its forehead. I didn't enjoy Testimony 2 that much either and I have not even cared to buy Momentum, I'm too afraid it's more of the same Neal's late formula music.
I'm afraid I'l stick to his work with SB and his great albums up to Sola Scriptura.
They will always be a great band to see live though!


Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 13:28
Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

I hope the "normal" length songs aren't just ballads, I'm hoping they're like Mystery Train, or that they're just as adventurous as the epics.
Why ?? - 'We All Need Some Light' and 'Bridge Across Forever' are incredibly beautiful Prog-ballads - I wouldn't change a thing..............


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 13:52
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

I hope the "normal" length songs aren't just ballads, I'm hoping they're like Mystery Train, or that they're just as adventurous as the epics.
Why ?? - 'We All Need Some Light' and 'Bridge Across Forever' are incredibly beautiful Prog-ballads - I wouldn't change a thing..............


I didn't mean to say I don't like the ballads, but I hope that not all 3 are ballads, and, more specifically, I'd like to hear a real proggy song from these guys that isn't an epic, or just a section of a larger piece of music.


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Posted By: AlexDOM
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 15:05
Kind of late on this but I love Daniel Gildenlow (amazing voice and emotion) and early Pain of Salvation, so if he was in the writing process I would be happy, but I'm just as happy the way it is. 
And back to Transatlantic I find My New World to be growing on me, I love that piece!!!


Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 17:56
Originally posted by Gerinski Gerinski wrote:

I hope I'm wrong but I'm not expecting much from them anymore, just some other hyper-formulaic epics. I still consider Bridge Across Forever their best work.


I liked The Whirlwind most of all... easily. Don't really know if they can pull that off again.


Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 06:55
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Originally posted by Gerinski Gerinski wrote:

I hope I'm wrong but I'm not expecting much from them anymore, just some other hyper-formulaic epics. I still consider Bridge Across Forever their best work.


I liked The Whirlwind most of all... easily. Don't really know if they can pull that off again.
I've come to the conclusion that The Whirlwind starts off brilliantly, has the odd 'bump' along the way (the shrieking vocals in 'Lay Down Your Life' - "like rain in Spokane"....Sick), and kind of finishes slightly dull with a Morse rant.  I do love the album, although I think it's hard for them to top 'All Of The Above' or even 'Duel With The Devil' as far as their epics go. 


Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 14:10
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Originally posted by Gerinski Gerinski wrote:

I hope I'm wrong but I'm not expecting much from them anymore, just some other hyper-formulaic epics. I still consider Bridge Across Forever their best work.
I liked The Whirlwind most of all... easily. Don't really know if they can pull that off again.
I've come to the conclusion that The Whirlwind starts off brilliantly, has the odd 'bump' along the way (the shrieking vocals in 'Lay Down Your Life' - "like rain in Spokane"....Sick), and kind of finishes slightly dull with a Morse rant.  I do love the album, although I think it's hard for them to top 'All Of The Above' or even 'Duel With The Devil' as far as their epics go. 


I didn't really find anything bad in the middle of the album... perhaps one of the songs was slightly weaker, but it must have been a short one. As for the last song, indeed I find it dull, it's the only part on the album I don't really like.


Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 16:57
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Originally posted by Gerinski Gerinski wrote:

I hope I'm wrong but I'm not expecting much from them anymore, just some other hyper-formulaic epics. I still consider Bridge Across Forever their best work.
I liked The Whirlwind most of all... easily. Don't really know if they can pull that off again.
I've come to the conclusion that The Whirlwind starts off brilliantly, has the odd 'bump' along the way (the shrieking vocals in 'Lay Down Your Life' - "like rain in Spokane"....Sick), and kind of finishes slightly dull with a Morse rant.  I do love the album, although I think it's hard for them to top 'All Of The Above' or even 'Duel With The Devil' as far as their epics go. 


I didn't really find anything bad in the middle of the album... perhaps one of the songs was slightly weaker, but it must have been a short one. As for the last song, indeed I find it dull, it's the only part on the album I don't really like.
Wow- you hit the nail on the head there, my friend !!  Thing is, the excellent parts (most of the epic) are truly excellence of the highest order.


Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 17:18
I want get all of your opinions here for a second. How do we feel about NEAL MORSE's voice?? My feeling is that when Neal goes softer in his vocal approach he sounds great, but when he tries to get edgy he sucks. I hope he sticks to being mellow. Anyway. I welcome anyone's thought on this matter then of course will get



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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 17:19
I want get all of your opinions here for a second. How do we feel about NEAL MORSE's voice?? My feeling is that when Neal goes softer in his vocal approach he sounds great, but when he tries to get edgy he sucks. I hope he sticks to being mellow. Anyway. I welcome anyone's thought on this matter then of course will get



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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 17:22

Do you want us to play 'spot the difference' ?? LOL

I'm not fond of Neal's shrieky and 'macho' tones, but he is a great singer most of the time.


Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 17:24
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Do you want us to play 'spot the difference' ?? LOL


I'm not fond of Neal's shrieky and 'macho' tones, but he is a great singer most of the time.


See!! You don't like the shrieking either. Ok. So I'm not alone here. Just sound so off!!

Border line tone def.

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 17:32
Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Do you want us to play 'spot the difference' ?? LOL


I'm not fond of Neal's shrieky and 'macho' tones, but he is a great singer most of the time.


See!! You don't like the shrieking either. Ok. So I'm not alone here. Just sound so off!!

Border line tone def.
Thing is, when I first heard 'Lay Down Your Life' I thought it was Portnoy who had 'found his voice'.  It doesn't suit Neal.......The 'Whirld Tour' DVD is awesome.  Trewavas looking pretty rugged LOL.


Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 21:23
Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

I want get all of your opinions here for a second. How do we feel about NEAL MORSE's voice?? My feeling is that when Neal goes softer in his vocal approach he sounds great, but when he tries to get edgy he sucks. I hope he sticks to being mellow. Anyway. I welcome anyone's thought on this matter then of course will get



I rather find Neal's voice a bit weak... as a matter of fact, all of the bands members could be better singers, however, I've gotten used to it, and now mostly those vocals seem charming to me, I truly enjoy them.


Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: May 31 2013 at 22:50
Interesting feedback guys. Thank you. I'm thinking overall, Neil's voice is an acquired taste. Either love it or hate it, but in time if you hate his voice but hear it a lot, it'll grow on you like a son of a bitch. Lol.

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: June 01 2013 at 01:59
Let's call it his 'Catfish Man' voice LOL.............(glad I think I'm funny...)


Posted By: AlexDOM
Date Posted: June 04 2013 at 09:56
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Let's call it his 'Catfish Man' voice LOL.............(glad I think I'm funny...)

Yeah the way I think of it is that his "Catfish Man" voice is part of all of this in one man being Neal. So have a nice day, so go ahead and have a nice day now!


Posted By: Morsenator
Date Posted: June 04 2013 at 12:13
Originally posted by AlexDOM AlexDOM wrote:

Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Let's call it his 'Catfish Man' voice LOL.............(glad I think I'm funny...)

Yeah the way I think of it is that his "Catfish Man" voice is part of all of this in one man being Neal. So have a nice day, so go ahead and have a nice day now!

Now don't any of you give any hint of dislike to the Horrible Catfish Man thereStern Smile


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Posted By: Morsenator
Date Posted: June 04 2013 at 12:16
But yeah, I guess it would be nice to hear less Neal and more the other guys vocally on this next one. Not that I don't like his voice, it is pretty repetitive at times I must admit. And speaking of the Whirlwind, I loved it from the beginning to the end. Maybe even more than BaF, hard to say.

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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: June 04 2013 at 12:43
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Let's call it his 'Catfish Man' voice LOL.............(glad I think I'm funny...)


Love it. Prefect description. Maybe we could also go with 'the incredible shrieking eel thats lost it's way."



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Posted By: Mr. Mustard
Date Posted: June 04 2013 at 23:15
Neal is easily my favorite vocalist. He has that nasally and quirky vocal side especially in Spock's, and then of course the emotional preachy side. Pretty diverse singer even if it might get samey after a while. Similar to Paul McCartney in this regard, who is also one of my favorites.

As far as Transatlantic goes, I simply can't wait for the new album. The band hasn't put out anything I don't like. 
How could it possibly be bland when you have easily the most melodically gifted composers of modern prog in Neal and Roine, and a solid rhythm section in Pete and Mike. I'm glad they're back to the SMPTe/BAC format with the longer epics and the few shorter songs, even though I did really like the Whirlwind. I just hope Pete gets more vocal parts.

So yeah, this is exciting news.


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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: June 05 2013 at 00:59
Yeah - Pete doing more lead vocals would be a treat !!  The guy just keeps going from strength to strength since his Grendel days LOL.


Posted By: AlexDOM
Date Posted: June 05 2013 at 11:28
[QUOTE=Tom Ozric]Yeah - Pete doing more lead vocals would be a treat !!  The guy just keeps going from strength to strength since his Grendel days LOL.[/QUOTE

And some for slapping bass lines...


Posted By: AlexDOM
Date Posted: June 05 2013 at 11:29
Originally posted by AlexDOM AlexDOM wrote:

[QUOTE=Tom Ozric]Yeah - Pete doing more lead vocals would be a treat !!  The guy just keeps going from strength to strength since his Grendel days LOL.[/QUOTE

And more slapping bass lines would be excellent...



Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: June 05 2013 at 11:44
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Yeah - Pete doing more lead vocals would be a treat !!  The guy just keeps going from strength to strength since his Grendel days LOL.


Sounds good to me. Hope they knock Neil off the mic for a while.

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